Houston Homicide Defense Attorney
Homicide Charges in Houston, Texas
No criminal offense is more serious in our state than the crime of homicide. A person who is convicted on homicide charges can face penalties that include many years in prison, if not a lifetime, and even the death penalty. If you are facing homicide charges, it is absolutely crucial that you contact a Houston criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. A skilled attorney will conduct a comprehensive investigation of the charges against you, in order to build a solid
criminal defense that is intended to reduce your charges, if not eliminate them entirely.
In Texas, homicide/murder is defined as:
- Willfully or knowingly causing the death of another person
- Intending to cause someone serious bodily injury and committing violence that results in their death
- Committing (or attempting to commit) a felony, and in furtherance of the commission of the crime, or attempt to escape from commission of the crime, committing violence that results in the death of another
Tilte 5 of the Texas Penal Code most of the different types of criminal homicides under Texas law - murder, capital murder, manslaughter, and negligent homicide. They are different in their elements and their punishment ranges. For example, the least severe homicide is a Criminally Negligent homicide that can be charged in cases where the individual has caused the death of another through criminal negligence. It is a state jail felony and carries a maximum punishment of two years in a state jail facility and a ten thousand dollar fine.
Aggressive Legal Defense You Can Count On
I, Tate Williams of the Law Office of Q. Tate Williams PC, am dedicated to serving those throughout Houston who have been charged with serious criminal offenses, such as homicide. I take such charges extremely seriously, and provide in-depth legal support and representation that is keyed towards obtaining a favorable outcome for the client. In the event that you have been charged with homicide, I urge you to contact my firm as soon as you are able. I will employ all legal resources at my disposal in an effort to secure your exoneration, or at the very least, a reduction to a lesser charge. To learn more, contact a Houston homicide defense lawyer if you require professional legal defense in your homicide case.